Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

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Penguin, 2001 - Business & Economics - 267 pages
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In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country. Allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential. In Getting Things Done Allen shows how to:

Apply the "do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it" rule to get your in-box to empty Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations Plan projects as well as get them unstuck Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed Feel fine about what you're not doing

From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done can transform the way you work, showing you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

 

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Sound advice for getting out of stagnating procrastination and getting productive by organizing in a common sense approach. The technology he refers to is now dated (I should have read this book years ago when it was first published!)but the methods are working for me. Read full review

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This book could have been written with half the words, provides sound advice and good tips, is inspiring, if not to applyu the entire method, at least to put into place some general organizing principles. Read full review

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David Allen is president of The David Allen Company and has more than twenty years experience as a consultant and executive coach for such organizations as Microsoft, the Ford Foundation, L.L.Bean, and the World Bank. His work has been featured in Fast Company, Fortune, Atlantic Monthly, O, and many other publications.

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